Sunshine Unicycles

Sunshine Unicycles, Pomono/Noosa

Workshops and Rides on the Sunshine Coast

Keep an eye on Sunshine Unicycles Face Book page for rides and workshops. Rides or workshops most Sundays..

Contact andy [at] sunshineunicycles [dot] com (Andrew Flanagan) for confirmation and further details.

Call out to Newcastle riders

A young unicyclist has just moved to Newcastle, NSW and is looking for other riders, particularly anyone interested in setting up a hockey team. If you are in the Newcastle area and want to link up, contact the aus_newsletter [at] unicycling [dot] org [dot] au (Newsletter Editor) to be put in touch.

Uninats 2012 - Melbourne 9th-12th March - Daily Timetable

Uninats 2012 is less than a week away!

The Official Program is now available for download.

The timetable below is no longer being updated and may become out of date - check the program for the final word.


Friday 9th March 2012
Location Time  Activity
     

South Bank Ride

MAP

Afternoon

Meet 3.45pm for 4pm departure.

South West Sydney Unicycling Club

SWS Unicycling Club are the current Australian Unicycle Hockey & Unicycle Basketball champions. 

 

Thursday nights 6:00 - 7:30pm - Freestyle skills, hockey skills, skills for new riders, & half court basketball.

Saturdays 9:00 - 10:30am -  Unicycle hockey, new riders still welcome

Riverwood YMCA, Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre, 150 Belmore Rd North, Riverwood.

New riders welcome!

Bring plastic pedals and maybe a helmet.

Contact Ashley Curtis - abcurtis_au [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au - for more information. Map:

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Marathon riders gear up - for the 2012 unicycle marathon in Duesseldorf, Germany

Time to get those big wheels in training for the 10th International Unicycle Marathon Competition to be held on 29th April 2012 in Duesseldorf/Germany. As part of the METRO Group Marathon Duesseldorf (run on foot), each year organisers hold a separate unicycle competition, the only event of this kind in the world.

2011 saw more than 70 unicyclists from Germany and abroad taking part. In 2012, unicyclists will have the unique opportunity to ride in front of more than 400,000 excited spectators right across the city center and some suburbs of Duesseldorf, without care for traffic lights and road rules. Unicyclists from outside Germany are very welcome to take part.

The registration fee for the event will vary between 45 and 70 EUR, depending on the time of registration. Registration is due before 15th of April 2012.

For information: www.metrogroup-marathon.de
and afterwards at: www.rmsv-duesseldorf.de www.rmsv-duesseldorf.de
See also: http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90521

German man makes short work of 127 beer bottles, on a unicycle...

Ok, so this is seriously crazy.  Lutz Eichholz, a 25 year old German, has made his bid for a world record attempt of riding a unicycle over an 8.93 metre line up of beer bottles.  The story was picked up by the The Sun in the UK and has some fab photos of Lutz' attempt.  Great stuff!

Video Competition - 2012 UniNats

After last year’s successful video competition the AUS is proud to announce we will be holding another competition for the 2012 edition of UniNats. The videos can cover any aspect of unicycling. We will hold a movie night at the UniNats where the videos will be judged by the audience.

The video should be no more than five minutes long and in Standard Definition format. High Definition format may not work with our equipment. To enter simply bring your movie to the competition and notify the organisers of your intention to enter.

UniNats 2012 Poster Competition Results

Thank you to all the people who entered the competition. Congratulations to Tiffany for her winning design.  For her efforts Tiffany has won free entry to the 2012 UniNats being held in Melbourne, 9th - 12th March.

Please feel free to post it up on your school, business, community notice boards or even a local bike shop.  The more people who know about the event the better.

Uninats 2012 Poster

Click the image to see full size, or click here to download.

 

Yunnanuni Tour

Well the Yunnanuni Tour is over and congratulations to all the unicyclists who took part. A diary of the tour with photos of this gorgeous trip through China can be accessed on the official Yunnanui web site and the 2Tyred web site.  Check out the photos and video of the amazing countryside! 

Hockey Gold at the Asia Pacific Unicycle Championships!

Welcome home to the Australian team from the Asia Pacific Unicycle Championships held in Seoul, Sth Korea this August.

This was a wonderful and huge event that has continued the tradition initiated in Singapore in 2007, bringing together teams from five Asia Pacific countries – Australia, China (Hong Kong), Japan, Korea, Singapore.

Team Australia boasted Ashley Curtis, Cris Bailiff, Matt Price, Rochelle Braaf, Ty Peters and Tynan Rollo from Sydney, George Cara from Melbourne, and David Buchanan, Rod Lambert and Tom Lambert from Canberra.

Day 1

The athletics competition on the first day was an impressive sight, held in a beautiful sports stadium. With over 400 unicyclists competing, the vast majority of whom were Korean youngsters, there was a fantastic energy to the competition.

Given the number of competitors, races were mixed by gender but had designated age categories including open and masters age categories. The Australians competed in every event - the 100m, 400m, 400m relay, 30m wheel walk, 50m one footed, obstacle course and slow-board - with ability not being a criteria in some events!

Despite the hot and steamy conditions, Ashley Curtis won his 100m heat to compete in the final. He came in 4th overall (showing just how fast some young members of the Japanese team were!) in a time that set a new Australian record. 

UNICON XVI - Early bird registration to close at end of September 2011

Stop Press - earlybird registration has been extended until 30th September

If you're interested in competing on an international stage, want to learn some new skills or just interested in meeting unicyclists from around the world, registration is open for Unicon XVI. This UNICON will be held in the beautiful Italian Alps in Brixen between 20 - 31 July 2012.

There are many events for competitors and non-competitors alike. Non-competitors can register to take part in workshops, courses and social events. Entry fees to all events, shuttle services, shows and more are included in the price of registration.

Competitors can enjoy all the advantages that non-competitors receive, as well as participating in their favourite events.

Register before the end of September 2011 to save with early bird prices. Prices are given in Euros:

Competitors

Phase 1 - 1 January 2011 to 31 July 2011 - €160

Phase 2 - 1 August 2011 to 31 December 2011 - €200

Phase 3 - 1 January 2012 to 30 April 2012 - €240

Non-Competitors

Phase 1 - 1 January 2011 – 31 July 2011 - €80

Phase 2 – 1 August 2011 - 31.12.2011 - €100

Phase 3 – 1 January 2012 – 30 April 2012 - €120

Unicycling in Tanzania

Check out this video of 'the JoltJoker' entertaining Tanzanian kids and adults alike with his unicycle - the locals had some moves of their own...JoltJoker

Muni riding at Falls Creek this winter, 30th and 31st July 2011

Mal from Unicycle.com Australia is organising another Muni weekend. This time it will be held in the snow on Saturday and either the snow on Sunday or in the Mountains around Mt Beauty depending on the rider’s evaluation of the Saturday riding. Bring your own Muni but Mal will also have the new Nimbus Oregon on hand for riders to test ride, plus his Surly with a Large Marge tyre. The wide tyre and disc brake on the Oregon should be in their element in the snow. Mal has been living in the Mountains at Mt Beauty/Falls Creek for years and knows the area well, so he can organise some downhill rides to suit riders’ ambitions on the Sunday if Falls Creek is too cold or unsuitable.

If you are not a current member of the Australian Unicycle Society you will need to join for insurance purposes. See www.unicycling.org.au for details. Mal will also have a thread on www.unicyclist.com

RSVP: Mal via info [at] udca [dot] com [dot] au (email )or phone 1800 864 292.

Unicycling across the country for charity

Several months ago, the AUS posted a story about David and Smanna who were unicycling across the country for charity - no mean feat - especially unsupported. Well, they made it! Seventy-eight days (and many sore muscles later!) after they set out from Darwin, they reached Glenelg in South Australia, raising money for the Little Heroes Foundation. You can read more about their trip and check out some great photos at Cycle Sports News.

Results of Revesby (Sydney) unicycle weekend

Revesby recently hosted its Unicycle Hockey and Unicycle Basketball Championship. The weekend was a great success with 35 riders from NSW, the ACT and a couple from Victoria competing. Activities included a city night ride on the Friday, with basketball on Saturday and hockey held on Sunday.

There was added incentive this year, as the champions would be the first to have their team’s name engraved on the perpetual trophies.

Five teams competed in the basketball: Revesby Blue; Revesby White; Canberra; Sydney Red; and Sydney White. A lot of competitors were new to basketball but most games were very close, with Revesby Blue taking out the title undefeated, beating Revesby White for second and Sydney White for third place.

The most anticipated event was definitely the hockey, with a fierce rivalry between the three super powers of Canberra, Sydney and Revesby. Five teams competed for the title: Canberra fielded an A & a B team, with Sydney putting up Red and Black teams, and a full strength Revesby team.

The play off for third was awesome between Canberra and Sydney Red, with Canberra winning in golden point extra time 3:2. The hockey championship was taken out by Revesby who proved too strong on their home ground. They left their best performance for the final against Sydney Black, taking out the title with a score of 11:2.

It was great to see everyone enjoying the competition and thanks to all the competitors and family/friends who all helped make this a successful weekend.

Also a big thanks to Mal & unicycle.com Australia who sponsored the perpetual trophies. These will remain in the hands of Revesby until the next competition, probably Melbourne Uninats in 2012.